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Jul
9
Sat
San Francisco Bargaining BBQ @ Koret Quad
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the start of bargaining our new contract where we are negotiating for fair compensation, improved job security, and inclusivity and gender equity in the workplace, with some good eating, fun, and relaxation at the Mission Bay Campus in Koret Quad.

Partners, children, and friends are most welcome. We will provide food and drinks but you are welcome to bring additional items.

Who: You, your family, and friends
What: Postdoc Union BBQ
When: Saturday, July 9th from 12-5 PM
Where: Koret Quad, San Francisco, CA 94158

RSVP’s are encouraged. Please email brian.lovato@uaw5810.org with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Sahar Houshdaran
Matt Grimmer
Dima Lituiev
Ivory Dean
Michelle Percharde
Nathalene Truffaux
Arnaud Jabouille
Mathieu Daynac
Josie Hayes
Bin Yang
Xiaowei Zou
Özgür Genç
Francesca Oltrabella
Burcu Hasdemir

Jul
23
Sat
Executive Board Meeting @ UAW 5810 Berkeley Office
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Joint Council Meeting @ UAW 5810 Berkeley Office
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
28
Thu
Santa Barbara membership meeting @ Harold Frank Hall, Room 1152
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we will share updates and discuss our most recent bargaining session with UC on July 14-15. We will also recap our great series of campus actions across the state to demand gender equity at UC!

Lunch will be provided.

Jul
29
Fri
San Francisco Membership Meeting and Gender Equity Action @ Koret Quad in front of Byers Auditorium
Jul 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

We are over one month into bargaining and UC’s bargaining team still will not agree to even basic improvements like parental leave, childcare subsidy, and an improved sexual harassment policy. While our union has made proposals on all of our initial bargaining demands, UC has demonstrated that they are unprepared to bargain and appear uninterested in creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace.

Don’t let UC run out the clock! Join your fellow postdocs for our July membership meeting event and show UC administrators that we care about childcare support, gender equity, paid parental leave and all other important issues we are fighting for!

Bring your family and your labmates! Pizza & t-shirts will be provided!

RSVP here to support postdoc bargaining!

Merced Membership Meeting @ SE2, Room 290
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we will share updates and discuss our most recent bargaining session with UC on July 14-15. We will also recap our great series of campus actions across the state to demand gender equity at UC!

Merced Happy Hour! @ Bella Luna Bistro
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Happy Hour!
Start Time: 6:30 and onwards
Location: Bella Luna Bistro, 350 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Aug
9
Tue
Santa Barbara Town Hall @ Harold Frank Hall, Room 1152
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At our last Joint Council meeting, representatives from every campus agreed to begin a strike authorization vote. Please join us for a town hall meeting next week to learn about and discuss this very important vote.

As we have shared in the bargaining updates, the university administration appears intent on delaying the bargaining process and engaging in unproductive meetings. We have continuously showed up prepared and ready to voice your concerns and present language that moves us all forward. Our strength at the table has been reinforced by your actions on the campuses. Together we have demonstrated to UC management that we as postdocs are united and willing to stand up for our rights. Now we must show the university, that if necessary, we are prepared to take action in the face of a failure to negotiate in good faith and violations of our rights under California law.

Your union’s Executive Board and Joint Council have voted to hold a strike authorization vote among its members. A strike authorization vote empowers the bargaining team to call for a strike if circumstances justify–such as if UC does not bargain in good faith, fails to provide the union information necessary and relevant for bargaining, or takes actions to undermine the union’s or its members rights under State of California’s labor laws. Showing you stand behind your bargaining team, and that it has the authority to act in the face of bad faith bargaining will send a powerful message to the university.

Before the vote is held there will be meetings at every campus where we will share the latest news from the bargaining table and discuss the upcoming vote and answer any questions you may have. We urge you attend.

Aug
10
Wed
Merced Town Hall @ Scholars Plaza near SE1
Aug 10 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

At our last Joint Council meeting, representatives from every campus agreed to begin a strike authorization vote. Please join us for a town hall meeting next week to learn about and discuss this very important vote.

As we have shared in the bargaining updates, the university administration appears intent on delaying the bargaining process and engaging in unproductive meetings. We have continuously showed up prepared and ready to voice your concerns and present language that moves us all forward. Our strength at the table has been reinforced by your actions on the campuses. Together we have demonstrated to UC management that we as postdocs are united and willing to stand up for our rights. Now we must show the university, that if necessary, we are prepared to take action in the face of a failure to negotiate in good faith and violations of our rights under California law.

Your union’s Executive Board and Joint Council have voted to hold a strike authorization vote among its members. A strike authorization vote empowers the bargaining team to call for a strike if circumstances justify–such as if UC does not bargain in good faith, fails to provide the union information necessary and relevant for bargaining, or takes actions to undermine the union’s or its members rights under State of California’s labor laws. Showing you stand behind your bargaining team, and that it has the authority to act in the face of bad faith bargaining will send a powerful message to the university.

Before the vote is held there will be meetings at every campus where we will share the latest news from the bargaining table and discuss the upcoming vote and answer any questions you may have. We urge you attend.

San Francisco Town Hall – Mission Bay @ Helen Diller Building, Room HD160
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At our last Joint Council meeting, representatives from every campus agreed to begin a strike authorization vote. Please join us for a town hall meeting next week to learn about and discuss this very important vote.

As we have shared in the bargaining updates, the university administration appears intent on delaying the bargaining process and engaging in unproductive meetings. We have continuously showed up prepared and ready to voice your concerns and present language that moves us all forward. Our strength at the table has been reinforced by your actions on the campuses. Together we have demonstrated to UC management that we as postdocs are united and willing to stand up for our rights. Now we must show the university, that if necessary, we are prepared to take action in the face of a failure to negotiate in good faith and violations of our rights under California law.

Your union’s Executive Board and Joint Council have voted to hold a strike authorization vote among its members. A strike authorization vote empowers the bargaining team to call for a strike if circumstances justify–such as if UC does not bargain in good faith, fails to provide the union information necessary and relevant for bargaining, or takes actions to undermine the union’s or its members rights under State of California’s labor laws. Showing you stand behind your bargaining team, and that it has the authority to act in the face of bad faith bargaining will send a powerful message to the university.

Before the vote is held there will be meetings at every campus where we will share the latest news from the bargaining table and discuss the upcoming vote and answer any questions you may have. We urge you attend.